I have flashed my black edition using INS stock ROM downloaded from SAMMobile.
I have not faced any issues in last 5 days, no crashes, no heat up. I have not done any factory reset. Not sure why loy many complaints. Only RAM utilisation has increased by 20%. Phone is running smooth.
This is my personal experience with my S4..:)
Do Not Update to Lollipop if you want to Multitask Nicely !
Lollipop is such a RAM Hog.
Even with Facebook app and UC Browser opened side by side, Both the apps consume around 1 gb ram and get force closed.
They open from scratch again when required. Lollipop has killed multitasking !
Earlier FB app used to consume around 100 mb ram, now it consumes around 400 mb !!!
Samsung has given a Badly Coded update.
Even Note 3 owners with 3 gb ram are suffering with Lollipop.
Anonymous, 18 Feb 2015The price you see now is for the Black Edition S4. The older one was expensive because, it was... moreIt's for the White color model of S4. It is available on Amazon.in, check there!
Sobin, 18 Feb 2015I bought this phone on August-2013 for Rs.40,000/-. Now it's price is 17,999/- !!!!!. Dropped ... moreThe price you see now is for the Black Edition S4. The older one was expensive because, it was made with premium internal components which would last long, and that phone can handle more abuse, and does not present any sort of performance issues till date. Also, as you read in this forum, the older variant has been updated to Lollipop long ago, the newer ones are still just hoping.
Let me put a point very clearly to the forum that Lollipop core itself has many bugs which are yet to be squashed.
I have a Moto G2 with Lollipop 5.0.2 on it and believe me that there are lot of bugs in the same as well like, when I receive a message, whats app alert, the notification dosnt sound sometimes. Phone just vibrates. There are many more problems like this.
Google is trying to fix the same, but god alone knows, when that day will come.
Till then, just hope Samsung is little more responsive in soughing out the issues and not prove that they are SamDung.
I bought this phone on August-2013 for Rs.40,000/-. Now it's price is 17,999/- !!!!!. Dropped ~22,000 in just 1.5 Yrs.!!!!
I never buy a SAMSUNG Phone again.
Good Bye Samsung.
s4, 17 Feb 2015Really!! Whats happening with people.. i dont know why all the opinions are about black editio... moreagree 100% with you, all talks and concerns nowadays in this forum is about the black edition, people come on!! lets focus on the normal one.
AnonD-362937, 17 Feb 2015All who got there balck edition updated from service centre what are default wallpapers they h... moreIt has changed to normal S4 version wallpaper. Black theme wallpaper all gone after visiting service center
After the update(5.0.1) phone UI is good, but their
are some lags, Watup and facebook goes down
automatically. Their is a popup that contacts
Stopped and battery is draining too fast. Samsung
disappointed me again......plsss plsss solve the problem
Abhi D, 17 Feb 2015Here is my review of Lollipop after two days of use -
1. Battery life is Worse than KitKat ... morePlease tell me how do u updated this phone
we are to time updated but my phone is not update in lollipop 5
I have a Samsung galaxy s4 black edition it was a cool and energetic phone. I am used several galaxy s4 with in a year but I didn't feel any type of problems.
It's a good and best phone.
why does my updated s4 alert me to received text msg, or email when there is none of either?
Abhi D, 17 Feb 2015Here is my review of Lollipop after two days of use - 1. Battery life is Worse than KitKat ... moreThey Also Have Done Same Situation Previous Model S3 I9300. S3 Have 4.3. At That Time All Want 4.4 Kitkat Update Because In S3 4.3 Battery Not Good And Samsung Dumped That Idea. So Beware And Wait Because "Lollipop" Not As Good Like "Kitkat" For Battery.
Really!! Whats happening with people.. i dont know why all the opinions are about black edition where is the normal edition ?
Those who are having battery issues after android 5.0.1 update just do a factory data reset all battery drainage issues will be solved